NEW AMERICAN CLASSIC: These Cadillac V-Series Blackwings Set The Standard

NEW AMERICAN CLASSIC: These Cadillac V-Series Blackwings Set The Standard

NEW AMERICAN CLASSIC: These Cadillac V-Series Blackwings Set The Standard

Penned by Nicole Ellan James


Blackwing is an identifier of mythical birds, expensive pencils, the 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 engine that powered the CT6 and CT6-V, and the moniker for the most current pair of Cadillac overall performance sedans. Blackwing will come from the initial Cadillac crest, which highlighted the Merlette, a mythical black fowl devoid of feet. This crest arrives from the founder of Detroit, Michigan: Antoine De La Mothe Cadillac. Nowadays, Cadillac suggests the Blackwing name denotes &#8220the incredibly maximum regular of execution.&#8221

This name is also special to the V-Series Cadillacs, which debuted as part of a rebranding training in the early 2000s. General Motors&#8217 goal was to bring Cadillac again as the &#8220Normal of the World&#8221 with a new &#8220Art and Science&#8221 style that would enter it into immediate competitiveness with Stuttgart and Bavaria&#8217s standard marks, particularly people appointed with their letter designations like AMG, M and RS.


The to start with-ever V-Series product of the Cadillac manufacturer arrived in 2004 with the CTS. The debut took place at Germany&#8217s famed Nürburgring racecourse. It was a initial for Cadillac, but the CTS-V was a Cadillac like no other. At 400 horsepower, it was the most highly effective auto the manufacturer experienced at any time manufactured, and was only available with a guide transmission.

The business chose the letter &#8220V&#8221 to honor write-up-Earth War II Cadillacs. These vehicles had a V-shaped ornament underneath their topped wreath logo, which was not regarded as a letter at the time.

From its inception, the V-Series lineup grew to incorporate 8 car platforms: CTS, XLR, STS, ATS, CT6, Escalade, CT4 and CT5. Just about every has a special expression of effectiveness and shares a heritage of racing-bred aesthetics and technologically state-of-the-art driving dynamics.

Barrett-Jackson is pleased to be presenting two V-Collection Blackwings at the 2022 Houston Auction: a 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and a 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.

The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing (Good deal #696.1) available with No Reserve is driven by a Cadillac-exceptional twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine, rated with 472 horsepower and backed by an automated transmission. The car has 7,112 actual miles.

Along with the CT4, a 2022 CT5-V Blackwing (Ton #696) will also be made available with No Reserve. It is driven by a 6.2-liter hand-built supercharged V8 motor rated with 668 horsepower, paired with a 10-pace automatic transmission. It has 9,360 true miles.

Both equally automobiles amassed most of their mileage for the duration of the identical 1 Lap of America event in May well 2021. Each and every of these Cadillacs comes with visuals, a commemorative plaque and a tale about the practical experience from the GM motorists who participated in the celebration, which will be displayed during the auction.

Join us in Texas to see these two &#8220Conventional of the Earth&#8221 autos cross the block with No Reserve in the course of the 2022 Houston Auction, Oct 20-22 at NRG Centre. Sign-up to bid currently to make a single or the two of these awesome cars yours.